Administration easing offshore oil and gas drilling rules

first_imgNEW ORLEANS – The Trump administration is easing rules imposed on offshore oil and gas drilling six years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.The decision won immediate praise from an offshore drilling group, but environmentalists said it would increase the risk of future disasters.The changes, which will take effect Dec. 27, come as the administration seeks to expand offshore drilling into areas where it is currently banned and has scrapped an Obama-era policy to protect oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with one emphasizing economic growth.A 48-page notice from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement published Friday in the Federal Register says the agency “has become aware that certain provisions in that rulemaking created potentially unduly burdensome requirements for oil and natural gas production operators … without meaningfully increasing safety of the workers or protection of the environment.”An offshore drilling industry group said it’s a positive step.“The revisions develop a rule that reduces unnecessary burdens placed on industry, while still maintaining world-class safety and environmental protections. We have a rule that is not a safety rollback, but instead incorporates modern technological advances,” Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Association, said in a news release.The Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental group, said the changes raise the risk of more deadly accidents like the one that killed 11 men on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in 2010 and spewed an estimated 134 million gallons (507 million litres) of oil into waters off Louisiana.The group objected most strongly to dropping a requirement for third-party inspections of offshore drilling safety equipment — something oceans program director Miyoko Sakashita (sah-KAHSH-tah) called one of the biggest recommendations resulting from the Deepwater Horizon spill.The new rules replace that with design testing and documentation by the operator, with independent review and certification if a device is moved to a different location.“In a time when there is this tremendous push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling, if anything we need to be tightening up regulations and making it safer rather than rolling back regulations for industry safety,” she said in a phone interview.“We’ve seen in the past that just allowing the industry to regulate itself is not an effective way to prevent oil spills and protect the safety of workers,” she continued. “So it’s important to have the third-party oversight.”The agency, often referred to by the initials BSEE, said it is keeping “multiple layers of review to ensure safety and environmental protection in the design, installation and testing” of safety systems.“BSEE expects those procedural changes will continue to ensure safety and environmental protection, especially because of the other, more substantive, regulatory requirements applicable to safety equipment design, function, maintenance, and testing that are being retained or enhanced,” it said in a response to comments made to its original proposal last year.The agency said those include requiring most types of safety and pollution prevention equipment to be independently “design-tested” against detailed testing criteria, and requiring such equipment to be made and marked under a quality assurance program meeting standards approved by the agency.last_img read more

FCA to cut Windsor auto assembly shift in fall at loss of

WINDSOR, Ont. — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it plans to cut the third shift at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant later this year at a cost of about 1,500 jobs.The move to end the shift starting Sept. 30 is to “better align production with global demand,” said company spokeswoman LouAnn Gosselin.She said retirement packages will be offered to eligible employees and would work to find positions for others.“The company will make every effort to place indefinitely laid off hourly employees in open full-time positions as they become available based on seniority,” she wrote in an email.Unifor Local 444 president Dave Cassidy said in a statement that the decision was unexpected.“I was shocked and disappointed that FCA has announced today the elimination of the third shift,” he wrote.“We will continue to meet with the company on alternatives of new products. We will need the support of all levels of government as we move forward.”The plant, which produces the Chrysler Pacifica and its hybrid version, as well as the Dodge Grand Caravan, has about 6,100 employees.FCA announced in late February that it would invest US$4.5 billion in Michigan to build a new assembly plant and upgrade other operations and create 6,500 jobs in the process. The planned cut in Windsor comes as Ontario’s auto sector is already reeling from General Motors’ plans to end production at its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., by the end of the year at a loss of about 2,600 unionized workers.The Canadian Press read more

UN calls on Côte dIvoire to push for presidential elections in late

12 February 2009United Nations officials today called on Côte d’Ivoire’s leaders to set a timetable as soon as possible for much-delayed presidential elections so that the vote can take place in the divided West African country in the latter half of this year. The number of identified voters has passed the 4.6-million mark and the operation should be completed by spring if the current trend continues, the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said in a news release.“This timetable is crucial, not only in order to maintain the present momentum, but also to allow for national planning and thus avoid accumulating delays,” it added, calling the identification and registration process, which has proceeded without any major incidents, “an historic advance” in a country that has been divided since 2002 between the Government-held south and a northern area dominated by the rebel Forces Nouvelles. “Without a target, without a date, without a timeline, we cannot provide the support that the process deserves,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire Y. J. Choi told a news conference in Abidjan, the country’s commercial capital. UNOCI set out a five-stage “rational” timetable: producing a provision voter list in the spring; issuing a definitive list after the three months allowed for resolving disputes; producing identity cards over a six-week period; distribution of cards and equipping 11,000 polling stations, for which a few weeks will be needed; and the presidential campaign itself, which on previous occasions has lasted two weeks.“Naturally, it is understood that it is the responsibility of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to set the new timetable,” the mission said. “In the interests of the Ivorian people, as well as of the international community… UNOCI is asking the IEC to publish a new electoral timetable without delay so as not to compromise the dynamic of the peace process.“For their part, the international community and UNOCI will continue to provide their support in order to ensure the success of the peace process.” The elections, a key part of the peace process that UNOCI has been fostering for the past five years, have been repeatedly postponed over the issue of voters, and were last scheduled for 30 November 2008.In a related development, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that displaced people returning home in the west of the country are facing shortages of food, water and medical facilities.UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Côte d’Ivoire Georg Charpentier has just completed a tour of the region, where village chiefs also cited the extremely high insecurity stemming from ongoing violence by ex-combatants and youths.In 2006, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) was 750,000. By September, 2008, nearly 70,000 IDPs were identified as having returned home in the west, but the returns have been complicated by clashes with host communities over property rights, causing secondary displacements and ongoing ambushes and armed assaults against IDPs, including rape and murder. read more

Nasheed briefs diplomats in Sri Lanka ready to field common candidate

Nasheed also raised concerns over extremism in the Maldives and the threat it could pose to South Asia. (Colombo Gazette)Report by Easwaran RutnamPictures by Lalith Perera Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is in Sri Lanka where he briefed diplomats on the Presidential elections in the Maldives scheduled for this year and his intention to back a common opposition Presidential candidate in the event he is prevented from contesting.Speaking to journalists in Colombo today, Nasheed said that a coalition of opposition parties are discussing the possibility of fielding a common opposition Presidential candidate if the Maldives Government prevents him from contesting the 2018 Presidential elections. Nasheed however said that preventing him from contesting the elections will be unconstitutional and he will seek UN support to ensure he is allowed to contest. “If I can contest I will. If I am not allowed it will be seen as unconstitutional,” he said.He said that while the opposition is prepared to put forward a joint opposition candidate, no names have been mention but only the process is being discussed. “I am not against Chinese investments. Don’t get me wrong. But you see how some of these agreements are being done,” he told the Colombo Gazette. Nasheed also dismissed the assumption that he is against foreign investments in the Maldives.He told the Colombo Gazette on the sidelines of the press conference, which was also attended by some western diplomats, that his concern is over the manner in which the Maldives Government is signing agreements with some countries.Nasheed said that he welcomes investments, even from China, but wants to ensure the due process is followed. Maldives Attorney General Mohamed Anil had said last month that Nasheed will not be able to contest the election later this year as he has been convicted for a crime and is wanted in the Maldives to serve a jail sentence. read more

Bomb squad deals with highly explosive chemical at Dublin school

AN ARMY BOMB disposal unit dealt with a highly explosive chemical at a school in Sutton, Dublin earlier today.The team was deployed at 10am this morning and returned to base shortly after 11am. The chemical is a common substance found in school labs, called 2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine, or ‘Brady’s re-agent’.It can become unstable over time if it dries out and it is also relatively sensitive to shock and friction so it can detonate if subjected to shock, like a fall.A defence forces spokesperson confirmed that a controlled explosion of the substance was carried out by the team.Read: Highly explosive, unstable chemical found at Dublin school lab>Read: The 6 steps to bomb disposal in Ireland> read more

Viewing art with Philostratus Eikones

first_imgAs part of Term 1 of the 2014 Greek History and Culture Seminars hosted by the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, the lecture Learning to View Art with Philostratus’ Eikones will be given by Dr Graeme Miles. Dr Graeme Miles is a Lecturer of Classics at the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. His research interests include Greek and Latin literature and language; the ancient novel and its ‘fringe’; the works of Flavius Philostratus; history of interpretation and its representation in texts.When: Thursday 10 April at 7.00 pm Where: Ithacan Philanthropic Society building, Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne For more information, visit www.greekcommunity.com.au or contact (03) 9662 2722 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mikakos opens new child care and kinder rooms at Brunswicks iconic Hartnett

first_imgBrunswick welcomes the opening of two new children’s rooms and redeveloped facilities at the Melbourne City Mission’s Hartnett House Integrated Children’s Centre.Victorian Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos toured the centre earlier this week with Member for Brunswick Jane Garrett MP, Mayor of Moreland Cr Helen Davidson, and Melbourne City Mission’s CEO Vicki Sutton.The redevelopment was made possible by a funding contribution of $350,000 from the Victorian Government that also enabled Melbourne City Mission to open a new Early Childhood Intervention Services community room at Harnett House, and the creation of a new all-weather indoor and outdoor play area. Moreover, the recently completed works have seen the centre’s licence capacity boosted to 126 places for children – an increase of 32 places, comprising 11 additional places for children in four-year-old kindergarten and 21 long day care places, representing a significant boost in early years services for Moreland families. “We are delighted to be joined by Minister Mikakos as children and staff enjoy the new rooms and play areas, and we would like to thank the State Government for its support,” Ms Sutton said. “Families are increasingly time-poor. It is essential that our community can have its child care and education needs met locally. At Hartnett House we’re delivering high quality child care and kindergarten that sets children up for education success. We know that the early years are a critical period that shapes long-term futures.” Ongoing federal government funding is an area of concern for Victorian childcare providers. Under the National Partnership Agreement on Universal Access to Early Childhood Education – introduced in 2008 – Victoria pays for more than two-thirds of government funding of 15 hours of kindergarten in the year before school, with the Federal Government contributing the rest. “The Universal Access funding arrangement is set to run out at the end of 2017. Melbourne City Mission is deeply concerned the Federal Government has not committed to continued funding in this area,” Ms Sutton added. “High rates of participation in early childhood education are vital for Australia’s economic future. We need the Universal Access funding arrangement renewed and secured. This lack of certainty – and continual cycle of short-term agreements – is not fair to families or the services that support them. “We urge the Prime Minister and the Federal Minister for Education and Training to ensure all Australian children can keep accessing the full 15 hours of funded kindergarten a week.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Free Mobile baisse du prix des terminaux

first_imgFree Mobile : baisse du prix des terminauxContre vents et marées et autres accusations de non couverture téléphonique, Free Mobile continue son bonhomme de chemin. L’opérateur, dont le réseau serait ouvert à 97 %, a annoncé baisser le prix des terminaux liés à ces offres.Cette baisse de tarifs concerne cinq terminaux, et pas des moindres : L’Ace, le S2 et le Y de la gamme Samsung Galaxy, le Zte Blade S, ainsi que l’Huawey U8350.Le Galaxy Ace passe de 220,76 à 167,80 euros, le Galaxy Y de 144,76 à 101,80 euros, et le Samsung Galaxy S2 de 479 à 399 euros.Concernant les autres marques, le Huawey U8350 passe de 120,76 à 101,80, et le Zte Blade S de 144,76 à 119,80 euros.Une excellente nouvelle pour tous ceux qui souhaitaient changer de téléphones mobiles en arrivant chez Free, par exemple.Le seul petit bémol concerne l’absence, toujours remarquée, de l’Iphone 4S dans les terminaux proposés.Le 6 mars 2012 à 11:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Homes of 7 Hanford workers being inspected for radiation

first_imgRICHLAND — The homes of seven Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers in Washington state are being inspected after a spread of radioactive contamination in recent days.The total number of vehicles reported to be contaminated with apparent specks of radioactive material increased to 14 from the eight reported Tuesday.The Tri-City Herald reports at least two of those vehicles may have been driven home by workers demolishing the Plutonium Finishing Plant.Hanford workers with contaminated vehicles requested surveys of their homes to make sure they had not tracked contamination home. No contamination was found inside worker vehicles.Employees of the Washington state Department of Health are accompanying Hanford officials on the home checks to observe and verify results.Hanford is located near Richland and for decades made plutonium for nuclear weapons.last_img read more

Craig Cathcart on Watfords comeback victory

first_imgWatford defender Craig Cathcart reflects on their 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace after he scored on both ends of the pitch on Saturday.Cathcart was unfortunate to be on the end of Abdoulaye Doucouré’s attempted clearance which ricocheted off him and went into the net.The Northern Irishman equaled the most own goals scored in the Premier League this season, on par with Wesley Hoedt of Southampton.He went from zero to hero in the 67th minute when he nodded in the equalizer from a corner kick sent in by Jose Holebas.Tom Cleverley then came off the bench and scored in the 74th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“It was my first brace! So I’m happy with that…” Cathcart jokingly told the club’s website.“Obviously, it’s nice after scoring an O.G. to get the equalizing goal. Then we had the momentum going forward.“The second goal from Tom was a great finish, and we pretty much controlled the game after that.”last_img read more

Sewage overflows near Metro station

first_imgPanjagutta: Living near the Metro station has become a challenge for the resident as they cannot bear anymore the stench emanating from the overflowing sewage water for the past one month.And with the advent of monsoon the problem has only aggravated. And when it rains the stench become overwhelming affecting the health of the residents living there. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us K Janaki, a local, said, “This stagnated sewage is a perfect breeding space for mosquitoes that has increase in past weeks. The residents are facing a serious issue, as the sewage water gets accumulated in the front of houses. They fear outbreak of diseases.” K Kamesh, a commuter, said “It has become difficult because of the stagnant water in the area has become very slippery and also very difficult to walk and travel. The space has become crowded due to the shops and metro station.”last_img read more

Gold falls below 1200 an ounce on rebound in stocks crude prices

first_imgA rebound in global stock markets and crude oil prices has led to a fall in gold prices over the past few days. The yellow metal extended its losses for the third day on Tuesday, plunging below $1,200 per ounce, indicating receding interest among safe-haven seekers.In the past three days, the metal has lost more than 4 percent, its biggest such drop in seven months, reports Reuters, adding spot gold dropped 1.5 percent to $1,191.40 an ounce during the day after earlier hitting a session low of $1,190.40.Stock markets worldwide rallied on Monday after posting losses in the past few weeks after crude oil prices rose amid renewed hopes of a cut in production.Opec and non-Opec producers including Saudi Arabia, Russia and Venezuela are slated to meet on Tuesday in Doha to address the issue of supply glut. Top oil officials from Saudi Arabia, Russia and several key OPEC members will meet on Tuesday for their highest-level discussion in months, a potentially pivotal sign that producers are at last preparing to tackle a devastating supply glut.Gold prices have touched $,1200 an ounce on Feb. 9, while in Mumbai, the yellow metal opened at Rs 28,205 per 10 gm on Feb.10, the highest after June 2014.On Tuesday, gold futures price for Apr. 5 delivery was trading at Rs 28,607 at around 12.30 p.m., down 0.29 percent.Reflecting the downtrend, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) were in the red on the NSE. The net asset values were showing a decline ranging from 0.20 percent to 3.40 percent at around 12.40 p.m. Trade data released by the government of India on Monday evening showed that gold imports into the country rose 85 percent to $2.91 billion from $1.57 billion in January 2015.The country’s gold imports stood at $3.80 billion in December 2015 and $3.53 billion in the preceding month, up from $1.70 billion in October 2015.For the 10-month period ended January 2016, gold imports were valued at $29.36 billion, up from $27.42 billion during the corresponding period last fiscal, reports PTI.Gold was the third largest commodity imported into India after crude oil and electronic items in FY2015, valued at $34.32 billion.last_img read more

Falsely Accused Black College Students Get Apology

first_imgBy JIM SALTER, Associated PressST. LOUIS (AP) — The city manager and police chief in a suburban St. Louis town apologized Thursday to a group of Black college students after police wrongly accused them of a dine-and-dash and used several squad cars to escort them back to a restaurant.Washington University in St. Louis. (Courtesy Image/Logo)Clayton city manager Craig Owens said he and chief Kevin Murphy met with several of the 10 Washington University students, calling the meeting “emotionally powerful.” Owens said in a statement that he and Murphy left the meeting with a better understanding of “what it is like to be a young African-American who is confronted by the police.” Owens and Murphy are White.The incident involved 10 incoming freshmen on campus for a five-week summer program to help them prepare for university life at the prestigious school that sits that sits at the boundary of St. Louis and Clayton.After a late-night dinner at a Clayton IHOP restaurant the students were walking to a light rail station around 12:30 a.m. July 8 when they were approached by two officers.The restaurant manager had told police that a group of young Black men left without paying a $62 tab. The students had, in fact, eaten at the restaurant and some were carrying to-go bags. But they told police they paid their bills — some showed receipts.Murphy said the students agreed to walk back and talk with the restaurant manager. The university said six squad cars followed the students, though Murphy believed the number was four.Back at the restaurant, the manager told police the students were not those who left without paying.Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton met with Clayton leaders on July 12 and again on Tuesday to express their concern and anger, said Jill Friedman, vice chancellor for public affairs.“I have great admiration for our students’ maturity, fortitude and candor,” Wrighton said. “They are truly remarkable. I had hoped that this kind of dialogue with the city would open city leaders’ eyes, open their hearts and open their minds, and it did.”Owens said that in hindsight, police mishandled the incident and lacked sensitivity about the students’ “everyday reality because of how racial bias affects their lives.”The city will expand training programs to help ensure against bias and improve racial sensitivity training, and an outside expert will examine current procedures, Owens said.last_img read more

Seismic air guns found to harm balance organ in rock lobsters

first_img © 2019 Science X Network Prior research has shown that human-created noise can have unexpected impacts on creatures that live in the sea—sonar used by submarines, for example, has come under fire for disorienting whales. In this new effort, the researchers have found that seismic air guns used by survey teams looking for oil or gas deposits can result in damage to the balance organ in rock lobsters.Seismic air guns are devices that release pressurized blasts of air into ocean water—the blasts are strong enough to penetrate the ocean floor, where they propagate as seismic waves. Exploratory teams pull a host of such devices behind a boat, setting off numerous blasts as they travel. As they do so, technicians aboard the boat monitor sensors that take readings of the impact of the blasts on the seafloor hoping to find oil or gas deposits. The blasts from seismic air guns have been described as the loudest human-made sounds in the ocean.To better understand what impact the seismic air guns might have on rock lobsters, the researchers collected several specimens and brought them into their lab for study. They note that in the water, seismic blasts create low-frequency sound waves. To test the impact of the seismic air guns on the lobsters, the researchers piped low-frequency sound waves into their tanks at the same low frequency as those created by seismic air guns. They then examined the lobsters, looking for possible impacts. They report that they found damage to the statocyst—a small organ made of statoliths. The purpose of the organ is to allow the lobster to keep its balance and to assist with orientation. They further report that due to the damage, the lobsters had difficulty righting themselves if turned over. They also noted that the damage remained for the duration of the study, which was a whole year. Explore further A team of researchers with the University of Tasmania and Curtin University has found that seismic air guns used for oil and gas exploration can damage a sensory organ in rock lobsters called the statocyst, which provides balance and orientation. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes tests they conducted with lobsters in their lab and what they found. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img Scientists warn Obama of marine life harm from seismic tests More information: Ryan D. Day et al. Seismic air guns damage rock lobster mechanosensory organs and impair righting reflex, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2019). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1424 Citation: Seismic air guns found to harm balance organ in rock lobsters (2019, July 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-seismic-air-guns-lobsters.html California spiny lobster (Palinurus interruptus). Picture taken by Magnus Kjærgaard in La Jolla, California. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Genericlast_img read more

Vivaldi Tip Block all keyboard shortcuts

first_imgVivaldi Tip: Block all keyboard shortcuts by Martin Brinkmann on February 07, 2017 in Internet – Last Update: June 27, 2017 – 8 commentsThe Vivaldi web browser ships with an interesting option to block all keyboard shortcuts on the active web page.It happens that I use keyboard shortcuts accidentally in the browsers that I’m using. Hitting F12 for instance opens the Developer tools, or Ctrl-Shift-B the bookmarks manager (when I intend to hit Ctrl-Shift-V to paste without formatting).If this happened to you as well in the past, you know that it can be a frustrating experience, especially if you hit shortcuts accidentally that impact the page you are on (close, reload, load/switch to another page, stop playback).Block all keyboard shortcutsI don’t know if Vivaldi is the only modern browser that offers an option to disable all keyboard shortcuts in the browser. It is definitely the first that I spotted the option in.It is not set by default, which means that you need to set it up first before you can make use of it:Load vivaldi://settings/keyboard/ in the browser’s address bar and hit enter.Locate the “Page” section and expand it.Scroll down until you find the “disable keyboard shortcuts” shortcut there.Click in the field, and press a key or key combination to set the new shortcut. Note that you cannot map a key that is already mapped to the action.The new keyboard shortcut is set right away. Hit it, to disable the bulk of keyboard shortcuts in the browser.Bulk? Yes, some shortcuts continue to work. The shortcut used to disable shortcuts for instance continues to work, and acts as a toggle so that you can re-enable shortcuts using it without having to find the option in the menu somewhere.Other shortcuts that continue to work are Ctrl-V to paste content, and Ctrl-C to copy the highlighted text.Most keyboard shortcuts, Ctrl-T to open Tabs, Ctrl-L to activate the address bar, or Ctrl-D to bookmark a page are blocked.Please note that this is true for all pages open in Vivaldi, and not only the active page. Also, restarting Vivaldi does not reset the ability to use keyboard shortcuts. If shortcuts are blocked, they remain blocked even when you close and re-open the web browser.Closing WordsBlocking the majority of keyboard shortcuts may be overkill, but some users may find the feature interesting. For instance, if you prefer to use the mouse for all operations in the browser, you may have little to no use for keyboard shortcuts.And users who happen to activate them accidentally, may also find it useful. I have to admit that it is probably better to disable the shortcuts that you hit accidentally in the Vivaldi configuration instead, as it does not remove access to the remaining shortcuts.Now You: Do you use keyboard shortcuts in your browser?SummaryArticle NameVivaldi Tip: Block all keyboard shortcutsDescriptionThe Vivaldi web browser ships with an interesting option to block all keyboard shortcuts on the active web page.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Lesbian shot locked in a car boot and burned alive

first_imgA lesbian in her 20s was brutally murdered last week in Washington DC.Kerrice Lewis, 23, was shot and locked in the boot of a car before it was set on fire, police have said.  eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) On 28 December, police responded to reports of gunfire on Adrian Street and at around 7.30pm found a vehicle on fire.After the fire was extinguished, officers found the woman with gunshot wounds, unconscious.Once emergency services arrived they found “no signs consistent with life.”According to neighbours, multiple gunshots were heard before the fire was seen.Lewis was heard screaming as she tried to escape from the car boot, according to reports.The victim was orphaned when she was 11 and was raised by her grandparents.Speaking to Huffington Post, her grandfather William Sharp said “her mother died of a brain aneurysm and her father was tragically murdered up in the D.C. area.” He says she struggled with the loss of her parents and had served time in jail.But Sharp said she tried to turn her life around and she was “very excited because she had just finished taking some classes and was looking forward to taking some more.”Sharp said Lewis was a “free spirit” and “full of life”.He said “she would light up a room, just talking and laughing.”An ex-girlfriend of the victim and her best friend, Mercedes Rouhlac, said she “talked to her everyday.”When she was uncontactable, she said she “just kept calling her”.Friends who knew Lewis said people who knew her were “broken”.Police currently have no motive or suspect in the killing.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Police make arrest in the death of a lesbian woman burned alive‘Predatory rapist’ who targeted gay women in Manchester gets 20 years in jailTrans woman TeeTee Dangerfield shot multiple times and killed in AtlantaPINK NEWS-last_img read more

Vietjet bags Best Vietnam Deal award

first_imgVietjet bags ‘Best Vietnam Deal’ awardVietjet bags ‘Best Vietnam Deal’ awardVietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE: VJC) was recently presented the ‘Best Vietnam Deal’ award in recognition of its successful IPO held in early 2017 by Finance Asia, Asia’s leading finance publication.A true testament to Vietjet’s well executed IPO as well as the airline’s subsequent accomplishments throughout the year, the award successfully lifts Vietjet and other Vietnam based companies’ position in the global capital market.The Finance Asia Awards, one of the world’s leading awards in the regional finance industry, recognises the region’s most significant transactions and the financial institutions that advised on them. Mr. Chu Viet Cuong, a member of Vietjet’s Board of Directors, received the award on behalf of the airline.Valued at a total of US$164 million, Vietjet’s IPO was executed under the guidance of widely acclaimed law firms and financial institutions over a period of nearly 800 days (listed on HOSE on 28 February 2017) and followed all international Regulation S IPO standards.Earlier last year, Vietjet was also honoured at the M&A Awards 2016-2017 as “The IPO Deal of the Year 2017” and “The Company with the Best M&A Information Disclosure” as part of the Vietnam M&A Forum 2017.Furthermore, Vietjet’s 2016 annual report also received the Platinum Award at the Vision Awards 2016 held by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) in the beginning of 2017. The airline ranked fourth amongst the nominees in the Asia Pacific region and 11th out of 100 worldwide participating businesses. Entitled ‘The Flight to the Future’, the 150-paged annual report, was graded with top scores under the criteria for First Impression, Letter to Shareholders, Report Financials, and sustainable development programs.Source = Vietjetlast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact In short, he was actually rather effective for the team, which is part of the reason why the Cardinals claimed him off waivers once he was let go by the Patriots.Now in Arizona, Dennard is fighting to make the roster.“I feel like it’s going pretty good,” he said of his time with the team. “It’s a lot of stuff I’ve got to work on, but it’s going to come with progress. Every day I’m just trying to get better.”Dennard said he doesn’t have any ideas of where he might fit with the team, saying he’ll do whatever the coaches ask of him because “it’s a blessing just to be on anybody’s team in this league.”Though he’ll have to prove himself during training camp, the Cardinals could very well need a player like the 5-foot-10, 200-pound former Cornhusker. Arizona lost cornerback Antonio Cromartie to the New York Jets in free agency, leaving them with Patrick Peterson and Jerraud Powers as the only proven options on the roster. “He’s a good vet that’s competing for a job,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “He’s been there, he’s played in big games. He’s got some habits we need to break — he hasn’t played quite as much man as we play, and we’re not allowed to press right now and that’s our forte.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Alfonzo Dennard lines up during Arizona Cardinals minicamp. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports)center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo TEMPE, Ariz. — Alfonzo Dennard slipped from New England Patriots starter in 2012 to more of a reserve role in 2013, then, following an injury, was waived by the team in May 2015. During his time with the Patriots, the former seventh-round pick out of Nebraska in 2012 appeared in 29 regular season games, coming up with five interceptions and 90 tackles. He also appeared in four playoff games — starting all of them — producing two interceptions, one forced fumble and 10 total tackles. Dennard said there is always something that can be improved, adding that he is learning how to play the style of cornerback the Cardinals want.His strength, though, is press-coverage.“Get my hands on a receiver, I feel like I’ve got him,” he said.Dennard said the coaches have not talked to him about any kind of role going forward, but whatever they decide, he’s on board. He said the Cardinals already have a very good defense, with talented players who work hard. “I think I’m going to fit pretty well here,” he said.And though he may not have expected to be in Arizona, Dennard is not lamenting the fact that he is no longer with the defending Super Bowl champions. After all, he said, it’s tough to be mad when you land with a team as talented as the one he’s currently on. “That’s how God wanted it to be, so I’m just happy to be on the Arizona Cardinals right now.” – / 24 Comments   Share   last_img read more

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